Texas Adventure Riders check in here

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by Tourmeister, Jan 13, 2005.

  1. MartiniUp

    MartiniUp Long timer

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    Beaumont area with a plated XR4. Minimal pavement for me. Anyone heading to AR, just holler. Retired and ready!
  2. Zeroh

    Zeroh n00b

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    Hope y’all can help. (My first post, so please be gentle with me if I have posted in the wrong place!)

    I’m from Scotland, living & working in tropical Malaysia & riding my R1200GS here. Local temperatures are 80-100F year round & humid. I bought an ‘AlpineStars’ vented jacket locally from a reputable bike dealer, then wanted another for a friend. By that time, I had found the AlpineStars official store & went to get another jacket – and found out mine was a copy. When I checked the ‘armor’ it was hard foam. So I don’t buy safety gear locally any more.

    I will be passing through Houston, Tx in February – based Downtown – just flying in & out on a job. If I can squeeze in a 1/2 –day off, can anyone recommend a shop to buy 1. a good vented/armored jacket? – Icon looks good online, but I would rather try on for size, also 2. On/off-road boots (recommendations?) & 3. a replacement Arai Tour-X/XD (that one I could get online, I know my size).

    Thanks!

    Bob
  3. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    That sucks zeroh. Someone will be along with a rec shortly.
  4. dfwscotty

    dfwscotty Long timer

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    Hey there Zeroh,
    welcome to the site and hope someone can help you out with your troubles.

    You may want to start a new thread in this section just to ask for some locations of some good ride gear shops. Everyone will be glad to help out. Does the jacket totally suck or is it just the armor that's the problem? You can buy aftermarket armor pieces to replace that foam stuff if you are happy with the rest of the jacket.

    Enjoy your travels!

    Keep an eye on this forum as your travel dates near and you may find some local ADV idiots who will be more than happy to buy you a beer when you are in town.
  5. Grits&Gravy

    Grits&Gravy Been here awhile

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  6. Zeroh

    Zeroh n00b

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    Slowoldguy - you're right

    dfwscotty - I would if I could - but I didn't even see how to upload a picture
    I did replace the armor with Knox CE from the UK - a couple of weeks later the main zip has gone - that's getting replaced, but basically the quality just isn't there.

    grneggz - that is exactly what I was looking for - I will check them out - do what I can online & organize the rest for whatever time off I get.

    Thanks all!
  7. MadVenTur7

    MadVenTur7 n00b

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    Hey all,

    MadV here, riding a Tiger 800XC. Looking for other riders around here that know the area. I've seen the Texas Hill Country rides thread, but that usually starts up in Austin. I might be able to make 1x every two months...so I'm looking for other inmates that are familiar with the SA area.

    Cheers,
    MadV
  8. timbercat

    timbercat Texas ADV Rider

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    I also ride a tiger 800xc and ride the hill country. There is quite a few dual sport riders in the area and always looking for riding mates.

    A good place to check is on two wheel texans for upcoming ride or PM me.
    http://www.twtex.com/forums/

    Timbercat
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  9. Silsvee

    Silsvee n00b

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    Here is Silsbee. Have a DL1000 and a DR650.
  10. xsf18cdf

    xsf18cdf Adventurer

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    Looking for fellow riders for on/offroad touring.

    Gary
  11. veriest1

    veriest1 Grand NOOBlet

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    I'm in Cleburne and always find myself in Granbury.

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  12. super8mm

    super8mm Been here awhile

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    The Fort Worth BMW club has several rides a month. Last weekend I think they had a Dual Sport ride then once a month to go to Marys for breakfast and then take the long way home?
  13. pizzaboy

    pizzaboy retiring tomorrow

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    Gary, I'm right next to ya in Aledo. Although, riding time has been difficult for me lately, I'm working on that.
    Maybe able to break away in the afternoons sometimes. PM me sometime and we'll hit some area roads

    Barclay
  14. lpr22

    lpr22 Adventurer

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    I live in abilene, tx. I am always up to go riding whether it be trails or county roads. Right now I am mapping out a route from Abilene to San Saba using county roads and FM roads and plan on going in the middle of may.
  15. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Great dirt road riding out there near San Saba.
  16. Mudclod

    Mudclod Mojo Moto

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    Man have you got some choices!
  17. lpr22

    lpr22 Adventurer

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    Hahaha yeah it almost makes it a headache to map out a route. I try to always pick the roads with the most curves, so that helps a little with the elimination process.
  18. SATEX

    SATEX Long timer

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  19. timbercat

    timbercat Texas ADV Rider

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    Soooo who is riding where?
  20. Taranis

    Taranis Been here awhile

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    People in the TE610 thread know me, but I haven't posted much in the Texas forum yet.

    Moved from Cali to Houston back in January, and starting to get settled in. I'm in the middle of a rebuild on my YZ while I wait for a cush hub wheel to show up for the TE610. Also have an SV650 that needs to be finished. Fortunately, my garage can accommodate all this stupidity.

    Hoping to get the YZ together this week and shake it down next weekend locally.